Diamond D


Diamond D was born in The Bronx, New York, United States on January 29th, 1969 and is the Rapper. At the age of 55, Diamond D biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, songs, and networth are available.

Date of Birth
January 29, 1969
United States
Place of Birth
The Bronx, New York, United States
55 years old
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Composer, Musician, Rapper, Record Producer
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Diamond D Life

Diamond D (born Joseph Kirkland) is an American hip hop producer and MC from Bronx, New York City, United States, and one of the original members of the Diggin' in the Crates Crew (D.I.T.C.)

Early years

Diamond D's popularity in The Bronx, was influenced by local DJs, DJ Hutch, and DJ Supreme. The two DJs would invite him to perform on their turntables during his youth. Diamond spent hours at Jazzy Jay's studio in The Bronx at the start of his career as a producer. Jay is credited with inducing him to buy a sampler and teaching him various manufacturing techniques. "I learned about 95% of my production abilities from him," he said in a 2017 interview. He was also ahead of his time."


Diamond D Career

Recording career

In addition to Jazzy Jay's teachings, Diamond credited Brand Nubian member Grand Puba as his inspiration to start rapping. An early guest appearance on A Tribe Called Quest's The Low End Theory track "Show Business" helped make people more aware of him as an artist.

The following year he released his debut record Stunts, Blunts and Hip Hop. In a 2017 interview Diamond described the album as, "just a collection of beats and records I was just setting aside. It was more about, 'One day I want to do something with this' ideas. And about 80% of that album I got from those records."

Diamond's favorite experience from making Stunts, Blunts, and Hip Hop was recording the vocals for the song "Check One, Two." He credits producer The 45 King with clearing the samples for that beat. It took him 30 minutes to construct the beat one of the album's best-known tracks, "Sally Got A One Track Mind".

In 1996 Diamond won a Grammy Award for his production on the title track from The Fugees' The Score album. He later described the experience as "just a bad memory" and declined to talk about it in an interview.

To promote his 1997 sophomore record Hatred, Passions and Infidelity, Mercury Records compiled a promotional vinyl called Diamond Jewels that included the Stunts, Blunts, and Hip Hop songs "Best Kept Secret', "*!*! What U Heard", and "Sally Got A One Track Mind".


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